Our Home-Based Care programmes take care of 350 HIV/AIDS affected children in Westbury (Abraham Kriel Family Care Programme) and Soweto (Extended Family Programme) providing a holistic service to desperately poor children and families. The children are provided with balanced cooked meals every day, school clothing, stationary and other basic donations where possible.
The meals are cooked at the Langlaagte and Emdeni Campus and transported daily to the children’s homes or aftercare facilities. Childcare workers or care givers conduct home visits weekly and assist the children to the clinics and supervise their medication. Bereavement therapy and life skills training are given by social workers as well. Parties and outings form part of our services, which we offer as and when the opportunity presents itself.
How does it make a difference?
- 100% of our children attend school. (Substance abuse, disillusionment, peer pressure and teen pregnancies remain rampant in communities such as Soweto and Westbury. The ripple effect of these occurrences often lead to school drop outs.)
- Where possible, school leavers have been assisted to obtain gainful employment, skills development training or bursaries for tertiary studies.
- We pride in many students successfully completing their degrees or other tertiary studies.
- Many children have been placed in foster care.
- Children benefit from afternoon classes, and/or remedial teaching. Their educational levels are monitored by staff.
- Holiday programmes are facilitated if and when possible. These activities may include soccer tournaments, debates, modelling, cultural dances, braais and educational excursions. The purpose is to encourage the children to stay away from social ills such as stealing, substance abuse, etc.
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